Granny Mouse

Book your spot for Granny Mouses Christmas lunch!

We all have those festive horror stories – the singed turkey, the flopped pudding or the arrival of far more guests than you had planned – including that long lost great aunt twice removed who you’ve been avoiding for most of the year!

Because Christmas in South Africa usually means cooking up a storm in a hot kitchen at the height of summer, many of us don’t get to enjoy a Christmas holiday and are left completely burnt out with aching feet!

This year, why don’t you lose the stress and put the romance back into Christmas and head for the beautiful Midlands and a culinary delight accompanied by award-winning wine from our top cellar.

Whether you’re planning a short stay over or just coming for the day, Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is perfectly located – just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Durban and a friendly neighbour of Pietermaritzburg, right in the heart of Balgowan on the Midlands Meander route.

This year, Executive Culinary Artist, Theo Mannie, and his team in the kitchen, have created a scrumptious five course Christmas lunch on Wednesday December 25th.

Welcome drinks on arrival at 13h00, with guests being seated at 13h30 so the Christmas celebrations can begin.

The set menu kicks off with beetroot parfait (rosemary salt, goats cheese shortbread) complemented by Vrede & Lust The Jess Rose.

Following this scrumptious entrée is smoked salmon timbal (citrus cream cheese, marinated cucumber and champagne caviar) paired with Louisville unwooded Chardonnay.

Next up is seared duck breast (herbed polenta, glazed baby carrots and Asian jus with orange compote) accompanied by Newton Johnson Pinot Noir.

Then there is smoked lamb (caramelized peach puree, poached baby onions, mint jus and herbed ciabatta crisp) paired with Louisvale Dominique.

Both the meat dishes can be replaced by vegetarian options.

Ending off this feast is pumpkin spice panacotta (almond crumble, chocolate Chantilly cream and pumpkin seed bark) together with Kahlua liqueur.

Lunch costs R790 per person.

For those wanting something more exclusive, Granny Mouse can also accommodate one group of 10 people in their award winning cellar. This includes a dedicated waiter or waitress, coffee and tea with macaroons after the 5 course meal plus a gift per person on departure – all for only R1000 per person.

Every year, Christmas bookings come in rapidly.

So, for more information or to reserve your place, contact Veronica on 033 234 4071 or email

Bookings close on Monday, 16th December 2019. T&C’s apply.

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